cloud deployment

Choose the right workloads for early success in the cloud

You’ve heard this before, especially if you’re a chief information officer: deploying workloads and applications in a cloud infrastructure can help reduce costs, free up resources to drive innovation and streamline critical processes. But if you need to demonstrate value sooner rather than later, cloud deployment might not always be the best choice for every […]

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Hybrid cloud integration in 7 easy steps

Hybrid cloud is attractive because it enables customers to draw on the wide-ranging capabilities of public cloud service providers while using private cloud deployment for sensitive applications and data. Interlinking cloud-deployed applications and data with traditional, non-cloud enterprise applications and data is also an important part of hybrid cloud deployments. The benefits of hybrid cloud […]

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3 advantages of using SoftLayer for cloud deployment

There are a few obvious characteristics to consider when choosing a cloud provider. Reputation and capabilities are two that come to mind. However, there are some topics that usually aren’t given much thought in the initial selection process (even though they should). SoftLayer offers a few key advantages that can make a huge difference to […]

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5 elements for successfully deploying cloud solutions

Currently, there’s a lot of focus in the marketplace on how to successfully implement, use and manage cloud technology, migrate applications and systems to the cloud and use the cloud to solve all the problems and issues in your organization, company, and your life in general. Supposedly, cloud solves everything. Back in 2010, I created […]

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A futuristic view of cloud management

By Thomas Andersen and Saumil Patel The year is 2020. We are sitting here waiting for our cloud deployment request to complete. We go to the Cloud Control Center dashboard to see exactly where our request is. There’s a green indicator for each step of the deployment process that has successfully completed. We can click […]

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5 technologies every cloud-ready systems administrator should know

In the last week of June 2014, I had the chance to share a project with worldwide information technology (IT) experts—all of them with a wide breadth of experience in the IT industry. We discussed several topics during those days—of course each expert has a very particular and personal point of view about the market […]

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